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and mrs. obama and their wonderful girls our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may almighty god bless them and our wonderful country over the next four years. >> the parallel that i would draw with president obama's fans, followers would be that of ronald reagan. reagan made the country feel good about itself, and i think that is an element that president obama has. the people that believe in his agenda, believe in him, believe in what he's been able to accomplish. there's a parallel of how they connect to that president, and i think that that is the parallel between reagan and president obama. these folks right here, these wage earners, these middle class answerers, they know that guy in that limousine is their guy. they know that he cares about them, and there is an emotional connection. >> the presidential reviewing stand there out in front of the white house. i am rachel maddow here from our location at the newseum. chris matthews is taking over our coverage now of the inaugural parade along with martin bashir. he will see you again at 9:00 eastern. all our prime time sh
mountain oysters, do you remember that? >> we don't benefit from ignorance. ♪ >> as president obama prepares to begin his second term, he's got a solid 52% approval rating and a brand new official portrait, a bit more gray hair, but a big smile and despite a formidable agenda, including a renewed battle over gun safety and new polling, shows that the massacre at sandy hook elementary school is boosting broad support for stronger gun laws. a brand new nbc/"wall street journal" poll show asthma jort of americans, that's 56%, think gun control laws should be tightened in this country. in thames of specific gun proposals being considered, there's even wider support requiring background checks on all gun purchases, eliminating the 40% of gun sales that currently get no checks at all has overwhelming support. a "new york times" poll finds 9 in 10 americans support such a law. including 9 in 10 who say there is a gun in their household. a ban on high capacity magazines is backed by more than 6 in 10 and by a majority of gun owning householtz. 53% say they support a ban on semiautomatic wea
at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> following the president's announcement, they released a statement and i'm quoting. we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. no, of course. more guns are always the only answer for the nra. joining us now is kristen welker live at the white house. and kristen, we're getting news that the president and the vice president will girn traveling outside of washington to engage the public on the gun issue. what are you hearing? >> that's absolutely right, martin. according to a white house official, you can expect the president and the vice president to separately get out of d.c., hit the road, talk to the american people to try to push for the proposals that they unveiled today. this is, of course, a tactic that the white house has employed i
in texas, this is how we really wanted to start our show. ♪ >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. ♪ >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy, and i recognize there are profound differences in this room. >> he's very successful at dividing people. >> he doesn't just want to paint his points as wrong but as morally wrong. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principles, substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> it was the most port san and divisive inaugural address in living memory. >> think about the jouge outrageous language. >> the commitments we make to each other, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. >> can we do that? can we protect everybody? >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> i don't even get invited to the white house media christmas party. >> i want to bring in our panel now. here no new york is joy reid, and in washington msnbc political analyst the great david corn of "mother jones." republicans have been busy crafting their crit
that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen. >> they want to gin up fear or higher ratings. >> god forbid if somebody breaks into your home, you better be a good shot. >> i thought it was really weissly. >> our rights come from god. >> of this gun had a hold on me. i felt this incredible surge of power like god must feel when he's holgding a gun. >> i think the president just doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> invoke for the xhirn childre immunity by hiding behind them. >> we don't benefit from ignorance. >> yes, it has begun. after the president laid out his bold plan to reduce gun violence, now comes the hard fight to get tough gun measures passed through congress. among the steps the president is pushing, an assault weapons ban, a limit on the size of artillery magazines, and universal background checks. but the white house knows the only way to overcome an entrenched and forceful opposition will be to summon a swell of public support. to that end the president and vice president
obama promises that no one's talking about taking away your hunting rifle or your self-defense handgun, it matters that gun control activists may, in fact, be talking about taking away your hunting rifle or your self-defense handgun, whether they know it or not. so let's forgo the arbitrary, ambiguous, fearmongering terms and get real specific about what we actually mean by gun control. it may be politically effective to rail against rapid fire, high capacity, assault weapons. doesn't actually mean anything. so if we're serious, we should at least start by getting the terms right. okay. that does it for "the cycle." martin, it's all yours. >> just a quick question. how many rounds did jared loughner fire off before he was tackled? >> what's your point? >> how many rounds had he fired off? >> i'm not sure. i don't remember. >> 31. >> okay. >> he was actually tackled because he was reloading. >> we should be trying to stop crazy people and criminals, martin, from shooting one person, not ten-plus one person which all is accomplished when you ban high capacity magazines. that's all that's
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